U.D.F - 7 X 50 U - BOAT CONNING TOWER BINOCULARS- CARL ZEISS CA. 1943
A rare UDF binoculars, a very nice one this time and of course in the original paint.
The viewer has little traces of use on the body, it is well taken care of.
The rubber eye cups are nice and flexible, everything works correctly.
They were mounted on a permanently present metal stand at the front in the conning tower.
The UDF 7x50 binoculars were a part of the U.Z.O. (Uberwasser – Ziel – Optik, or: U-boat aiming optics).
The binoculars were deployed during the lancing of torpedoes on the surface.
Because of its special build and use of materials this viewer is pressure- and watertight up to 30 atm / 300 meters.
Executed with a knob on the right eyepiece for: Hell & Dunkel (light and dark).
At night the knob would be put in the Dunkel position, the reticule white vertical line
in the right eyepiece would then be illuminated through the use of luminous paint.
At the back there is a bending bar for adjusting the eye position.
It has retractable rubber eye caps with side shield against light shining in from the sides,
and it is equipped with little holes against condensation.
Massif messing body
BLC serial numbers present 315914
Porro 2 prism with blue coated lenses
Watertight up to 30 atm/300 meter
Reticule white small vertical line in the right ocular
Weight 5550 kg
Objective diameter 50mm